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Verlander wins 19th as Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is approaching some important personal milestones. Houston's ace is far more concerned with the goals his team is on the cusp of achieving. Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros...

Choi hits key double, Rays rally past Astros 9-8

Aug. 29, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros had the Rays on the ropes, threatening to hand Tampa Bay a fifth straight loss in the thick of a postseason race. The Rays got themselves right in time to salvage a win. Ji-Man Choi put Tampa Bay ahead with a two-run double in the seventh, Travis d'Arnaud homered and drove in...

Springer leads rally as Astros down Rays 8-6

Aug. 29, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston starter Gerrit Cole wasn't able to extend his career-long winning streak on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. But his offense made sure he didn't take a loss either. George Springer broke a tie with a bloop RBI single in Houston's three-run seventh inning and the Astros...

Houston ace Verlander ejected in sixth inning against Rays

Aug. 27, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has been ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning. Verlander thought he struck out Tommy Pham with one out and Houston leading 9-0. Instead the pitch was called a ball and the right-hander yelled something to home...

Astros hit 3 homers, beat Tigers 6-3; Sanchez, Correa to IL

Aug. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. Hinch announced...

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep....

Chapman, Canha back Bassitt in A's 8-4 win over Astros

Aug. 17, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt believes the Oakland Athletics' struggles against the Houston Astros are due in part to the perception that the 2017 World Series championship are unbeatable. He helped pierce that aura of invincibility on Saturday. Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark...

A's edge Astros 3-2 in 13 to inch closer in playoff chase

Aug. 17, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have been pretty good this season when hitting home runs, and added to their total with a pair of solo shots off Houston ace Justin Verlander. Manager Bob Melvin's team showed it can be pretty effective playing small ball, too. Robbie Grossman singled home the...

Astros and White Sox split doubleheader

Aug. 14, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ivan Nova sparkled for nine innings to stay on a roll. Gerrit Cole's hot streak was put on hold before he even threw a pitch. Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Cole, one of Houston's aces, for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader on...

Greinke, Springer lead Astros over Chisox to open twinbill

Aug. 13, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke tossed six solid innings in his second start with the Astros, George Springer and José Altuve hit solo home runs and Houston topped the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Springer connected on the first pitch of the day as the AL...